MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR
Christmas break is from December 22 to January 2nd. Classes resume on January 5th!
Roots of Empathy Returns to Clear Vista with a Double Whammy!
“Roots of Empathy educates both the mind and the heart”
This year both Grade 3 classes are having the program delivered by Ms. Linda Graham, FSLW who has taught Roots of Empathy in three schools since it’s inception in our school district. Roots of Empathy is an evidence based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. Roots helps develop a culture of caring that changes the tone of the classroom. Children identify and reflect on their own feelings and the feelings of others (empathy).
Roots of Empathy was delivered to 600,000 children 2013-2014 in Europe, USA, New Zealand as well as Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. Mary Gordon the Founder states that “We measure what we treasure.”
I am thrilled to be teaching to both classes. Our students are definitely engaged and delighted by their respective baby boys who at 5 months are our “youngest teachers.” Family/Baby Visits are eagerly anticipated and very much enjoyed by all. There is a sense of connectedness, affection and caring as the students observe and experience the growth and milestones of our two amazing little guys, Simon and Gage. They are fast becoming celebrities with many of our students who stop to visit us on our way to class or follow their progress on the Roots of Empathy Bulletin Board.
Roots of Empathy’s mission is to build caring, peaceful civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults. At Clear Vista, Roots of Empathy is helping us to achieve this in our school.
Ms. Linda Graham, R.S.W.
Family School Liaison Worker
Kindergarten - Grade 2 Oral Health Program
School Oral Health Services
The Oral Health Program will be coming to your school to offer free fluoride varnish for all children from Kindergarten to grade 2. You can expect a consent to come home soon.
- We will also provide free dental sealants for all grade1and 2 students who need them. A second consent form will be coming home with your grade 1 or 2 child for this service.
- If your grade 3 child received sealants from us last year, we will recheck and repair them if needed. A consent form will be sent home with your grade 3 child.
- Please read, fill out, sign and return the consent forms to your school as soon as possible.
- The Oral Health team will be at your school on Monday January 19, Tuesday, January 20 and Wednesday January 21, 2015. If you have any questions, please call the oral health staff at the Wetaskiwin CHC at 780-361-4341.
Milk Punch Cards - White or Chocolate
Milk punch cards are available for puchase. Only $20.00 for 20 milks. When a student would like to purchase a milk (sold Tues, Wed & Thurs), they simply present their milk punch card and choose from white or chocolate milk. Punch cards can be purchased at the office or you can send payment (cash or cheque) to your child's homeroom teacher. You may purchase punch cards anytime throughout the school year.
To order a punch card, please print and complete this form. Send it to your child's homeroom teacher or the school office:
Milk Card Form
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